White Hart Lane railway station

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White Hart Lane London Overground
White Hart Lane railway station in 2008.jpg
White Hart Lane is located in Greater London
White Hart Lane
White Hart Lane
Location of White Hart Lane in Greater London
LocationTottenham
Local authorityLondon Borough of Haringey
Managed byLondon Overground
Station codeWHL
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 0.919 million[1]
2014–15Increase 1.005 million[1]
2015–16Increase 1.473 million[1]
2016–17Increase 1.645 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 1.622 million[1]
Key dates
July 1872Opened
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WGS8451°36′18″N 0°04′16″W / 51.605°N 0.071°W / 51.605; -0.071Coordinates: 51°36′18″N 0°04′16″W / 51.605°N 0.071°W / 51.605; -0.071
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White Hart Lane is a London Overground station on the Lea Valley lines located in Tottenham of the London Borough of Haringey in North London. It is 7 miles 11 chains (11.5 km) from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Bruce Grove and Silver Street. It is in Travelcard zone 3.

The station is close to Bruce Grove and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the home ground of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. There is a proposal for the station to be renamed Tottenham Hotspur.

History[edit]

White Hart Lane was originally a stop on the Stoke Newington & Edmonton Railway and opened on 22 July 1872 and its vicinity soon took on a more urban character.[2]

The Provisional IRA planted a small bomb at the station on 1 March 1992, which coincided with a match day at White Hart Lane.[3]

Today, the station and services that call are operated by London Overground, which took over from Abellio Greater Anglia in May 2015. At that time, the station was added to the Tube map.[4][5]

Rebuilding[edit]

As part of the Northumberland Development Project to redevelop the White Hart Lane stadium and regenerate the area the station is being upgraded.[6] This involved the building of a new ticket hall on Love Lane to create a better connection with Tottenham High Road, an additional entrance on Penshurst Road and two lifts, and is intended to ease the bottlenecking of fans on match day.[7] The rebuilding is due to be completed in the summer of 2019.[8] The station is to be renamed Tottenham Hotspur.[9]

Tottenham Hotspur matches[edit]

On days that see football matches at Tottenham Hotspur's ground nearby the station sees increased usage. A special timetable operates on match days, with trains arriving and departing every few minutes before and after the game. There is an increase in the number of trains to and from the line's termini at Cheshunt and Enfield Town, as well as starting and terminating White Hart Lane trains and services to and from Edmonton Green and Liverpool Street. Abellio Greater Anglia occasionally serve the station on match days only, similarly to Northumberland Park.

Historically, additional match-day services also connected to the Gospel Oak to Barking Line and to Stratford from Cheshunt.

Services[edit]

Trains are operated by London Overground.

The typical off-peak weekday service pattern from White Hart Lane is:

In peak hours there are additional services to Liverpool Street and Enfield Town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ [1] 29 May 2016
  3. ^ Payne, John (23 September 2014). "Green jumpers will evoke great White Hart Lane memories of Brian Clough as Nottingham Forest face Tottenham Hotspur". Metro.
  4. ^ TFL appoints London Overground operator to run additional services Transport for London 28 May 2014
  5. ^ TfL count on LOROL for support Rail Professional 28 May 2014
  6. ^ "Taylor Woodrow wins £18m deal to upgrade White Hart Lane station". Construction Enquirer.
  7. ^ "Taylor Woodrow to rebuild White Hart Lane station". Metro Report International. 13 July 2017.
  8. ^ Kilpatrick, Dan (12 April 2019). "New Tottenham stadium travel chaos set to rumble on as White Hart Lane revamp hits Delays". Evening Standard.
  9. ^ London railway station to be renamed Tottenham Hotspur The Guardian 18 March 2019

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Overground roundel (no text).svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
Enfield & Cheshunt Line